I've had my baby!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by emerald78, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. emerald78

    emerald78 Well-Known Member

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    Betsy Marie Lee arrived on her due date at 2.38am after 22 hours and 20 mins in labour.

    My labour started very well and I was in established labour almost straight away, my contractions started at 4.15am at 8 mins apart and over the next few hours reduced to 3 mins apart at which point I went to the hospital. When I got to the hospital after 12 hours of contractions I was 7cm. Great I thought, I will have my baby by 9pm!!! How wrong was I. After trying to explain that the baby felt stuck I had was examined and after 3 hours I had only dialated by 1cm!!! The baby had decided to get her head stuck in my pelvis and turn back to back so I had the most horrendous pain in my pelvis. My waters broke when I got to 9cm and I was pushing at this point. She had also pooed in me. We tried the birth stool, gym ball, everything to help the baby move but nothing did it. I was then seen by the registrar who told me I would need to have an assisted delivery and that I should have an epidural. At this point I was very happy to. The pain was unbearable. The registrar very luckily managed to turn the babies head at a later stage. After the epidural it was lovely. At 2.20am I was asked to push and after 18 mins of unassited pushing my beautiful baby Betsy Marie Lee was born weighing 8lb 2oz and 56cm long was born.

    The midwives and medical team were absolutely fantastic at Royal Preston Hospital. They were excellent to me, my partner and my mum. They kept us informed throughout the birth and delivery. I have nothing but positive comments about them.

    I was home after 24 hours and have settled nicely into breastfeeding.

    I am so happy and she is absolutely gorgeous, but I have lots of making up to do as I was convinced she was a boy and has been named he for 9 months. This is my parents 5th grandchild but their 1st girl so everyone is happy, nobody more than me for my precious gift.

    Best of luck to everyone else waiting to give birth. I shall see you over in the baby club!
     

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  2. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    Congrats hunny!

    She is goregous!
     
  3. purpledahlia

    purpledahlia Mummy

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    Congratulations!!
     
  4. sweetie_c

    sweetie_c Well-Known Member

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    Congrats gorgeous baby xx
     
  5. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    congrats hun femm just had her baby too xxx
     
  6. eddjanuary10

    eddjanuary10 Well-Known Member

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    congrats! she is lovely xxx
     
  7. Babynumber1

    Babynumber1 Mum of 1 & Pregnant

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    aww Congrats hun she`s a good healthy size isnt she.xx
     
  8. Mize1982

    Mize1982 Mya-My gift from God!

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    congratulations hun
     
  9. franm101

    franm101 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!
     
  10. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    aw yey congratulations!!!!!
     
  11. embo216

    embo216 Mummy to 3 <3

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    Huge congratulations hun, she's beautiful. x
     
  12. Squidge

    Squidge Mummy & WTT <3

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    Congratulations!
     
  13. MummyToAmberx

    MummyToAmberx Mum to 3 Girls 1 Boy

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  14. natlee

    natlee Pregnant - 2nd trimester!

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    congratulations :hugs: x
     
  15. michelle&neo

    michelle&neo Well-Known Member

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    congratulations hun well done xx
     
  16. 2bananas

    2bananas Mummy of 2

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    big congratulations to you!!! x
     
  17. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Aww amazing story! Congrats on your beautiful daughter!
     
  18. lorna84

    lorna84 mummy to Emilie :))

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    :happydance: Congratulations :happydance::flower:
     
  19. jmac

    jmac Well-Known Member

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    Well done!
     
  20. maddiwatts19

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    congratulations!!! she's beautiful! :cloud9: :hugs: xxx
     

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